HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER “Disaster Averted” Season 7, Episode 9 – I had to rewrite my first draft of this review after realizing that it was pretty much “yay!” 800 times in a row. Ok, maybe I didn’t write that first draft, but I’m sure there would be other How I Met Your Mother fans out there who would have read “yay!” 800 times only to add their own excited “yay!” in the comments section below.
Of course, my joy is tempered by the reality that the kiss in the back of that taxi cab was all wrong. Why is it that the single characters on How I Met Your Mother can’t seem to respect simple relationship boundaries? That sloppy-joke-kiss turned legendary-kiss will forever be tainted by the fact that both Robin and Barney were in committed relationships with faithful (or so I assume) partners when they crossed that line. It will irritate me for a while, but I guess we can deal with all that later. For now, yay!
Right from the opening, this episode moved with a familiar pacing that felt like some of the best How I Met Your Mother episodes from seasons past. Although there were multiple story lines, the nature of the stories told tonight allowed the entire cast to be involved in every plot line. Read More...